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Bat Week: Shedding (Some) Light on Bats

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In celebration of Bat Week, we have teamed up with Bat Conservation International (BCI) to learn about bats. This article was created in collaboration with BCI and written by Dr. Kristen Lear, Endangered Species Interventions… Read more

What You Should Know About Bird Migration and Light Pollution

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We are pleased to announce a new partner in the critical work of protecting the night from light pollution: the National Audubon Society. The two organizations are an excellent fit! Encompassed in Audubon’s mission to… Read more

Family Activities to Enjoy the Night from Home

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In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, families around the world are hunkering down at home. Here are some great resources to engage in the dark sky movement with your loved ones whether it be in… Read more

Response to SpaceX Starlink Low Earth Orbit Satellite Constellation

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Tucson, AZ – On May 23, 2019, the spacecraft company, SpaceX launched a group of sixty satellites into low Earth orbit (LEO). Due to their reflective solar panels and other metal surfaces, the satellites are… Read more

New Book Inspires Kids to Explore Night Sky

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  Beginning with a list of memories from her own childhood, Joan Marie Galat wrote a book from the perspective of her younger self. Dark Matters—Nature’s Reaction to Light Pollution is Galat’s most recent book… Read more

2020 Globe at Night

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An important part of solving the problem of light pollution is to have a thorough understanding of its magnitude. A great way to do that is to measure the brightness of the night sky. Thankfully… Read more

The Night Sky and You

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By: Dawn Davies, Public Advocacy Volunteer IDA Public Advocacy Volunteer and amateur astronomer, Dawn Davies, shares the hidden wonders of the night sky to engage our sense of wonder and inspire exploration of the night… Read more

Notes from IDA at the 37th Annual Sea Turtle Symposium

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  The International Sea Turtle Society’s 37th Annual Sea Turtle Symposium on Sea Turtle and Biology (ISTS) was attended by IDA’s Technical Director Pete Strasser, who was invited to give a presentation about IDA’s work… Read more

The Night Sky and You

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By: Dawn Davies, Public Advocacy Volunteer IDA Public Advocacy Volunteer and amateur astronomer, Dawn Davies, shares the hidden wonders of the night sky to engage our sense of wonder and inspire exploration of the night… Read more

International Dark Sky Week: 5 Ways to Support Dark Skies Right Now

The nighttime environment is a crucial natural resource for all life on Earth, but the glow of uncontrolled outdoor lighting has hidden the stars, radically changing the nighttime environment. International Dark Sky Week draws attention… Read more